my idea of heaven is visiting a show (Totnes and District Show) to look at sheep
|grey face dartmoor|
|hot and fed up ram|
Alot of this going on - very competitive.
|sheap shearing competitions|
The Wensleydale sheep is on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust watchlist - it has very long ringlets, about 30cm, but this one had been shorn. Love the bluish colour of its nose. Beautiful.
Cute! This could be a Devon Longwool or a Whiteface Dartmoor - too busy concentrating on taking the photo rather than listening to the show steward.
Made some good contacts for sourcing locally grown fleece for next spring and checked out the new Craft Marquee - lovely big space, and my favourite basket maker was there - Hilary Burns.
So if you fancy a spot of sheep fancying there are lots of shows coming up over the summer - Lunesdale show up in Lancashire or Kingsbridge down in Devon, or there's even the Widdicombe Fair to name a few. Send me your sheep pictures and I'll post up in the gallery.